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How awesome was Mockingjay!
— Ayanami Faerudo (@ayanamifaerudo) November 20, 2014
Unbeknownst to most of humankind, a powerful network of witches thrives within the shadows of society, using their magic to keep the world in balance. But they are being eliminated—and we will all pay if their power falls…
When Elyse MacAllister’s great-aunt Eleanora, the woman who raised her, becomes deathly ill, Lyse puts her comfortable life in Georgia on hold to rush back to Los Angeles. And once she returns to Echo Park, Lyse discovers her great-aunt has been keeping secrets—extraordinary secrets—from her.
Not only is Lyse heir to Eleanora’s Victorian estate; she is also expected to take her great-aunt’s place in the Echo Park coven of witches. But to accept her destiny means to place herself in deadly peril—for the world of magic is under siege, and the battle the witches now fight may be their last…
After spending the summer away from each other, Titus and Iolanthe (still disguised as Archer Fairfax) are eager to return to Eton College to resume their training to fight the Bane. Although no longer bound to Titus by a blood oath, Iolanthe is more committed than ever to fulfilling her destiny—especially with the agents of Atlantis quickly closing in.
Soon after arriving at school, though, Titus makes a shocking discovery, one that makes him question everything he previously believed about their mission. Faced with this devastating realization, Iolanthe is forced to come to terms with her new role, while Titus must choose between following his mother's prophecies—and forging a divergent path to an unknowable future.
Nadia Conrad has big dreams, and she's determined to make them come true—for her parents' sake as well as her own. But between maintaining her college scholarship and working at the local day care to support herself, she barely has time to think, let alone date. Then she moves into a new apartment and meets the taciturn yet irresistible guy in 1B….Daniel Tyler has grown up too fast. Becoming a single dad at twenty turned his life upside down—and brought him heartache he can't risk again. Now, as he raises his four-year-old son while balancing a full-time construction management job and night classes, a social life is out of the question. The last thing he wants is for four noisy students to move into the apartment upstairs. But one night, Nadia's and Ty's paths cross, and soon they can't stay away from each other.The timing is all wrong—but love happens when it happens. And you can't know what you truly need until you stand to lose it.
Funny British chick goes travelling
Honestly, it was supposed to be an erotica but I think Lara shaped up to be the kind of girl that wouldn’t have taken the basic 50 Shades principles too well - for example the idea of a red room would have her laughing and grabbing the whip before anyone else could (she has circus training after all). I think we were both inspired by our British roots. We’ve been writing for an American audience for a while but we’re British women at heart who were there cheering on Bridget Jones and her big knickers when she finally got her man. We wanted to explore a British character to see what adventures she might get up to and as it turned out, there were many!
Well the special eggs in Bali were something we could write about easily and we won’t say why - you’ll have to read what Lara does with them to understand (ahem). But yes, the adventures we’ve had went into the book with a few embellishments here and there of course. The heat and absurdity of Dubai, the pompous and slightly awe-inspiring edge of LA and the holistic if egotistical Bali expat scene we have both experienced in Indonesia are all things we can relate to and lend to Lara for her journey. I’ve never met a crown prince with a waterslide but hey, there’s still time.
For me (Becky) it was probably the Christian cowboy scene, where Lara Craft is seducing the poor young cowboy on the kitchen table. OK, just saying that sounds ridiculous… and OK yes it is. But that had me laughing out loud. Most of it had us in stitches actually. I was on holiday with my mom at one point when I was reading Sarah’s last scenes and I was laughing so hard she actually asked me what was wrong!Sarah: My favourite scenes still make me laugh out loud just recalling them. The first is when Lara ends up filming a re-make of Twilight in LA and the scene at the end where she’s in Somalia and gets kidnapped and held for ransom along with two close protection bodyguards. Being Lara she doesn’t wait around for the guys to save her - she finds her own uniquely brilliant way out of the situation. Let us know what you think ;-)
I don’t think we really had a goal except to entertain and make people laugh. It’s not a typical romance. We both write romance (Sarah writes YA as well as NA under the name Mila Gray and Becky writes NA fiction), but with this we wanted to get away from it and write something totally different and very British. We really wanted a British protagonist. We hope people fall in love with Lara! Get your whips ready!
From bestselling authors Becky Wicks (Before He Was Famous, Before He Was Gone) and Sarah Alderson (Hunting Lila, Fated, Come Back to Me) comes a new romance with a difference…After losing her job and her boyfriend on the same day, Lara’s beginning to wonder if her life can possibly get any worse. Then along comes Jamie, a childhood friend, offering her a job delivering mysterious packages to random destinations around the world and suddenly things are looking up.Lara packs her bags and sets off on an epic adventure, meeting billionaire Arabic Princes, rugged cowboys, a sparkling wannabe vampire, a love guru with sex on the brain and Angelina Jolie’s bodyguards along the way. But though trouble always seems to find Lara, it seems love is rather more elusive.Pack your bags. The adventure’s about to begin!